Very hungry Caterspider - Puffin books

2019 marked 50 years since The Very Hungry Caterpillar first munched his way through a variety of delicious food and into our hearts And also the 90th birthday of it's creator, the wonderful Eric Carle
To celebrate this incredible milestone, the lovely folks at Penguin Books commissioned me to create a one off illustration as a gift for the great man himself.
The image is of Uroballus carlei, a jumping spider named after the Author by the scientists who discovered it when they noticed it bore an uncanny resemblance to the much loved children's book character.